Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS

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Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral

Yale University Press

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Publisher : Yale University Press
Binding : Paperback
Pages : 96
Publication Date : 3/30/2020
Condition : BRAND NEW
Eduardo C. Corral is the 2011 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, joining such distinguished previous winners as Adrienne Rich, W. S. Merwin, and John Ashbery. Corral is the first Latino poet to win the competition. Seamlessly braiding English and Spanish, Corral's poems hurtle across literary and linguistic borders toward a lyricism that slows down experience. He employs a range of forms and phrasing, bringing the vivid particulars of his experiences as a Chicano and gay man to the page. Although Corral's topics are decidedly sobering, contest judge Carl Phillips observes, "one of the more surprising possibilities offered in these poems is joy." From "Self-Portrait with Tumbling and Lasso" I'm a cowboy         riding bareback My soul is         whirling above my head like a lasso.         My right hand a pistol. My left         automatic. I'm knocking on every door.         I'm coming on strong . . .

 

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